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Musictrade

Musictrade is an international community-based netlabel focused on electronic music. Our agenda is to release interesting, imaginative and impressive electronic music for your enjoyment - for free, with no strings attached.

Our albums are released under the liberal Creative Commons Attribution licenses, and they are available from both Internet Archive and BitTorrent in high audio quality, complete with hi-resolution cover artwork. Feel free to copy and broadcast our music, share it on p2p, include it in your own mixes and compilations, recycle anything useful from it into your own creative works. Just credit the artists appropriately.

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Built on the soundworld from a single episode of the German police tv series 'Der Alte', energized by retro disco, funk and reggae beats and spiced up with intriquing speech synthesizer and field recording material, this is a joyful, genre-transcending album that will lure you both to dance and to listen. Track listing: 01 Nein Absolut Nicht 3:51 02 Etwas Funky 3:40 03 Nymphenburg Dub 4:18 04 Hey Papa 3:12 05 Karussell 3:42 06 Bruno 3:11 07 Mein Mann 3:45 08 Hauptkommissar Dub 4:01 09 Komisch...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: electronica, experimental electronica, found sounds, field recordings, disco, retro disco, dance
Source: Musictrade
Softspace, an electronica artist from England, debuted on Musictrade in November 2005 on the Requiems for a Submerged City compilation (MT005). This is his first full length release on the label, presenting his beautiful and rich synth soundscapes in the form of 11 new songs. Softspace has been playing synths for almost 3 decades. His early influences were artists like Wendy Carlos, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk; lately he has enjoyed ambient/electronica artists like Biosphere and Tetsu Inoue....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: electronica, experimental electronica, ambient, space ambient, minimal, synth electronica
Source: Musictrade
Musictrade
by Musictrade
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An electronic tribute to the City of New Orleans and its people - to those who survived Katrina and to those who didn't. These are versatile, interesting and experimental electronic works including plenty of foundsound and field recording material related to New Orleans and its 2005 flood disaster. 01 - Doc - This Is It Doc opens his track and the album with an upbeat intro carrying some of the emotionally most charged moments from New Orleans Katrina/flood media reporting. After the initial...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Found Sounds, Field Recordings, Experimental,Electronic, Ambient, Electronica, Electronic,...
Source: Musictrade
Musictrade
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Ambient/electronica from Sola Muusika event in Tallinn, Estonia, February 25, 2005. Featuring Musictrade artists Doc (Finland), Unknown Forces (Scotland), Electroteque (Australia) and Solaris (Estonia). Musictrade release MT001, released June 11, 2005.
Topics: Ambient, Electronic Music, dark ambient, Electronica
Source: Musictrade
Musictrade
by Musictrade
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Welcome again to the imaginative and intriquing soundworld of Softspace, the experimental electronica artist from Gravesend, England. This is the third full album from Softspace, and to give an idea of these audio journeys, imagine Paris in 1890's, looked through a reflection from a cracked mirror. Soft synths mixing into cyclic sound collages built from speech samples and other found sounds, with occasional rhythmic backgrounds, forming strange but beautiful impressionistic paintings of sound...
Topic: electronic, experimental electronica, ambient, found sounds, radiophony
Friends of dark meditative ambient are in for another treat with this new co-creation from the Finnish ambient producer Doc and the Russian pianist Lena Selyanina. This album was inspired by Maurice Ravel's waltzes for the piano, and Lena's soulful and introspective piano takes quite naturally a prominent role on this material. As on their earlier releases (MT002 & MT004), the fundamental soundworld and atmosphere is that of deep, beatless, meditative ambient. From this calm and dark...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: ambient, meditative, dark ambient, meditative ambient, psychological ambient, electronica,...
Source: Musictrade
Three electro-ambient reflections on J.S. Bach's music. The music on this album is deep, beatless ambient, ranging from dark to bright in tones. Its general atmosphere is relaxed, making it suitable background music for relaxation and meditation, while its delicate ambient structures and rich tonal layers lend themselves easily to deep listening, audio voyages and creative visualization. Musictrade release MT002, released July 26, 2005.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: classical experimental, Electronica, Dark Meditative, dark ambient, ambient
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Musictrade
by Musictrade
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Musictrade opens year 2007 with this ambient compilation featuring a full house of Musictrade artists. As one would expect from Musictrade, there is a strong edge of experimental in this compilation, with elements of classical drone ambient combining to innovative use of field recordings and found sound material. Electroteque's [Australia] Collective Consciousness is, as the title suggests, a musical insight into various voices and ideas present in today's collective consciousness, bound...
Topics: ambient, musictrade, electronic, experimental electronic, field recordings, found sounds
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This is the second Musictrade album release from English electronica artist Softspace, following his Experiments at the Edge of Time [MT007, March 2006]. Where the debute album was built mostly on fairly light and uncomplicated synth material, this new album is definitely more experimental and ambivalent in nature. Synth-based material is still prominent but now it is intimately combined with field recording / foundsound material in the form of 'documentary soundscapes' and radiophonic style...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: electronica, experimental electronica, synth electronica, field recordings, found sounds,...
Source: Musictrade
Three deep ambient meditations on Claude Debussy's 'water music'. This album is the second co-operation from Doc and Lena Selyanina. Where their first album Distant Transmissions - Ambient Reflections on Bach (MT002) was focusing around the idea of space - 'cosmic Bach' if you wish - this second album is characteristically a 'water album'. The theme of water is present at all levels: in the themes of the songs, in their tonal treatments and also in the sound material. The basic setting is that...
Topics: Meditative, Ambient, Dark Meditative, Neoclassic, Meditative Electronic, avantgarde, dark ambient,...
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This is the fourth album from the Finnish ambient producer Doc and the Russian pianist Lena Selyanina. Like their second album 'An Island of Joy (In a Sea of Electronic Dreams)' this one also gets its musical inspiration from the works of the French composer Claude Debussy, and the themes of water are again strongly present in the cinematic and impressionistic soundworlds of these long ambient tracks. The original piano works that inspired these tracks are: Reflets dans l'eau (Reflections on...
Topics: ambient, meditative ambient, deep ambient, drone, Debussy, neoclassical, avantgarde
Musictrade
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Electro-ambient field mixes from Musictrade's field recording project focused around Norberg 2005 electronic music festival in Norberg, Sweden. Contributions from Musictrade artists Doc (Finland), Unknown Forces (Scotland), Electroteque (Australia), KraftiM (Netherlands) and Frags (Sweden). Musictrade release MT003, released August 30, 2005. From release notes: Several Musictrade members visited Norberg 2004 electronic music festival in 2004 in Sweden. The visitors were inspired both by the...
Topics: Ambient, Experimental,Electronic, Field recording, Found Sounds
Source: Musictrade
Musictrade
by Doc & Lena Selyanina
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Cosmic Lullabies is the sixth album from the Finnish ambient producer Doc and the Russian pianist Lena Selyanina, cosmic and meditative in its style and spirit. The opening track Bell Meditation is a pure meditation song based on huge bell sounds that resonate and vibrate for extended periods of time. Gradually rising ethereal echoes from sacred eastern choral tradition mix with the bells to form a calm and majestic cosmic setting, perfect for deep relaxation and meditation. The starting point...
( 1 reviews )
Topic: ambient, deep ambient, meditative, cosmic, space ambient
Musictrade
by KraftiM
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Jamatrix is the second full album release on Musictrade from the Dutch experimental electronica artist and sound architect KraftiM. The Jamatrix project was based on samples collected from five artists who all are releasing their music on the French Jamendo website. From each source track six samples were distilled and subjected to a thorough processing treatment, resulting in a matrix where each of the six KraftiM tracks uses material from five selected samples, one from each of the...
Topic: electronic, experimental electronica, sampling, matrix
Musictrade
by KraftiM
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Here comes the first full length Musictrade release from the Dutch experimental electronica artist and sound architect KraftiM. Modern western electronic sounds meet the serenity eastern instrumentalism on this album - think of a raga in a spaceship. From his first released tracks KraftiM has had a unique sound and a unique emotional atmosphere to his works, and this album is no exception. KraftiM is a musical travel agency specialized in surprise destinations. Contributing artists: Krita Yuga...
Topics: electronic, experimental electronica, sitar, violin, east and west
Musictrade
by Doc & Lena Selyanina
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On their already fifth artistic co-creation the Finnish ambient producer Doc and the Russian pianist Lena Selyanina make a musical dive into the magical world of childhood's joys, fears and fantasies, inspired by the musical magic of Dmitri Shostakovich's preludes for piano. These songs are deep, rich ambient adventures vibrating with life and intricate aural details. The mood is mostly relaxing and meditative, but there are passages of darkness and moments of heightened drama as well - like in...
Topics: ambient, deep ambient, electronic, meditative, neoclassical, childhood, fantasy, Shostakovich, piano
Musictrade
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"Vienna Blue" is the seventh album from the Finnish producer Doc and the Russian pianist Lena Selyanina. Where their earlier production has been predominantly ambient in nature, these are more intense songs building strongly on Lena's sophisticated piano compositions and her emotionally touching, expressive pianism. Stylewise the album moves in the genres of avantgarde, neoclassical, jazz and blues. The album got its original inspiration from Franz Schubert and his music, Schubert...
Topic: piano, instrumental, neoclassical, avantgarde, jazz, blues, Schubert, Musictrade
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Musictrade
by Softspace
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Here comes the fourth Musictrade release from Softspace, the talented Gravesend-based electronica artist with a sense of aural beauty and a taste for the experimental. These are calm but richly layered works with a space-like quality and a touch of meditation. So if you are looking for a relaxing, visually inspiring musical journey into the inner/outer space, this music is yours to enjoy. NOTE: a special audiophile version (24 bit/44.1 kHz lossless FLAC packing, 760 MB download) of this album...
Topics: Musictrade, electronic, experimental electronica
Musictrade
by Softspace
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On his fifth album the English experimental electronica wizard Softspace takes us to new exciting journeys into microcosms of bioelectric fields, pulsating neural synapses and other similarly strange environments. Numerous friends of experimental music around the world have already found his talent and imagination and know what to expect: fantastically rich layered synth sounds and sonic imageries, surprising turns and twists in the songs, beauty and peace within strangest chaos. NOTE: a...
Topic: electronic, experimental electronica
Source: Musictrade
Musictrade
by KraftiM
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FraxurY is KraftiM's third full album release on Musictrade. The entire album is built on wave material from the Swedish electronic musician and sound engineer Frags. The structural skeleton for the album comes from the holy Dutch hexagram of Earth, Man, Fire, Water, Air and Beer, and the scandinavian origin of the waves gave the impulse for the short track titles. Musically Fraxury is a story of how the mentioned six elements influence our daily perception. In Amli the nervous states of mind...
Topics: electronic, experimental electronica, ambient
Source: Musictrade
Musictrade
by Musictrade
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This is a compilation of finest Musictrade ambient from seven different artists, two of whom - Likantropika and TheOmen - make their debute on the label on this album. Frags's stylish Payday builds on a garage field recording from Australia (by Electroteque), creating a dark and mesmerizing atmosphere. Likantropika is a dedicated ambient artist from Andorra and his Musictrade debute Wish is a smooth piece of emotionally touching keyboard ambient. Doc & Lena Selyanina's Caspar's Walk builds...
Topics: ambient, electronic, Musictrade
Source: Musictrade
Musictrade
by Softspace
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Starry Nights is the sixth Musictrade album from the English synthesizer and electronica wizard Softspace. As an artist on top of his creative form, he is once again taking us to new musical zones and territories, to new exciting worlds of sound, vision and emotion.
Topics: electronic, experimental electronica, synthesizer
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With this release Musictrade will start a series of themed field recording collections made by members of Musictrade. These recordings cover the travels of Dan Rossi aka Electroteque over the years anywhere from cities to remote forest regions of Australia in his search of Tasmanian Devils in the wild. Everything in this collection is somehow connected to fossil fueled transportation and machinery in our everyday lives - the industrial aspects, the ambient noises and the soundscapes associated...
Topic: musictrade audio archive field recordings music
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On her Musictrade solo debut album the Russian pianist Lena Selyanina presents us a gallery of piano paintings on diverse topics. The works are set on light ambient canvases, and they cover a range of styles from baroque to impressionism to modern.
Topic: piano,classical,instrumental,russian,creative commons
Source: Musictrade
Songs of Vastness brings together four deep ambient tracks from between July 2009 and August 2010. Common to all these tracks is their peaceful, meditative style and a topic representing some specific aspect of nature's vastness. Steppe (from July 2009) tells an atmospheric story of the boundless plains of the steppes, reflecting Lenaâs personal memories from the time she lived in the Russian part of Kazakh Steppe as a young music teacher. Plateau (from November 2009) and Lofoten (from July...
Topics: ambient, deep ambient, meditative, relaxing, peaceful, electronic, Musictrade
Musictrade
by Musictrade
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Here comes a fresh Musictrade serving of tasty experimental electronic music from an international lineup of artists: KraftiM from Netherlands, Frags and Cvijaxo from Sweden, Ristikiehtova from Finland, Unknown Forces from Scotland and Softspace from England. Cvijaxo and Ristikiehtova make their Musictrade debut on this compilation with full length albums soon to follow from both.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: ambient, electronic, experimental, Musictrade
Musictrade
by Joanne Gabriel
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Joanne Gabriel is a guitarist and experimental music maker from Herbeuval, France. This is how Joanne describes her musical inspiration: "I have visions of remote soundscapes. Contemplation and dreams are my muses, nightmares and inner unrest feed my inspiration. I like when noise and ethereal meet and melt. I enjoy dirty mixes and weird effects. Mistakes are part of my work, unexpected outcome is my purpose. I love wandering in the world of sound, going astray for the sake of sheer...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: guitar, electronic, experimental, Musictrade
Musictrade
by Cvijaxo
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Cvijaxo is an electronic music artist from Malmö, Sweden. His debut album on Musictrade is a conceptual work focused on the theme of serpent and its role in our life, beliefs and knowledge. Besides their vocal work, Mary Cross (USA) and Ivan1984 (England) both made significant creative contributions to the album.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: electronic, experimental, ambient, paganism
Musictrade
by Kotinäky
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Kotinäky ('Home Vision') is a young, talented experimental musician from Joensuu, Finland. His music defies genre classifications but to give some pointers, think about electronic, experimental, jazz and avant garde. The songs on this album have a deeply personal, often dark but also humorous tone, and some are complemented with poetic vocals. The Finnish album name "Tulkoon omanlaisensa" translates to "Let it become its own kind", and the title fittingly symbolizes the...
Topics: electronic, experimental, avantgarde, Finnish, Musictrade
These recordings were made by Swedish Musictrade artist Frags in protected rainforests in Sabah and Sarawak, Borneo, between February-March 2009. The equipment used was a Zoom H2 recorder and a pair of Soundman OKM binaural microphones.
Topic: field recordings, binaural, borneo, musictrade